Filling out the 1995 line-up next to the 916 and 900SS, and of course the Monster, was the Ducati 900SS/CR ( Cafe Racer ? ). A lot less money than the new 916, and a little less than the 900SS, the half-fairing 900SS/CR still has respectable performance and a great fun factor. The sweet-looking CR had a great view of the engine and few things that occasionally, the upper range of the line wished they had.
Based on the Desmodue engine from the Pantah and 851, the air-cooled 904cc engine has a simpler valve train but still delivers 84hp and over 60 ft-lbs. torque. The silver trellis frame supports a steel tubing swingarm, nicely reinforced and not prone to cracking. Dry clutch, but of course. Plenty of brakes with 320mm front and 245 rear disks. Upside-down front forks and adjustable rear shock are both by Showa. On the aluminum three-spoke rims, a 170mm wide rear tire allowed fitment of a 4-1/2 inch rear rim, in-keeping with the overall theme. Likewise, there is no center stand.
Showing under 6,000 miles, this CR looks cherry by any standard. Red bodywork and silver frame look great. Stock seat is unmarked. Nice Campion del Mondo graphics in honor of Carl Fogarty's 1994 SBK championship ( he would repeat in '95 ). One scrape on the right muffler and the owner states so in the eBay auction:
Probably the best example of this classic Ducati sport bike currently for sale!
This two owner bike has only 5900 miles from new - has new tires and chain and has had a complete service just completed including:
- New Cam Belts
- New Oil
- New Oil Filter
- New Air Filter
- Valve Service
- New regulator
- Steering bearings checked
- Wheel bearings checked
- Brake pads checked
This bike is ready to be added to your collection
There is one tiny blemish on the right hand silencer (see photos) but otherwise this bike is perfect
Seeming well preserved and well serviced, this CR looks a great entry into the Ducati world- a little simpler, a little lighter, maybe not 916 quick, but still a classic air-cooled 900cc Ducati, and a nice one.